March 31—April 2, 2016
A three-day series of performances, workshops, and artist conversations at the University of Texas at Austin, Sampling features live performances by Tameka Norris, Brontez Purnell and Kenya (Robinson), all of whom develop and adopt varied personae in their art practices. Sampling provides a critical platform for individuals to reflect on the relations between personae, embodiment and power. These artists assume characters culled from tropes and representations of musicians to make visible pervasive norms and press the boundaries of identity as experienced in everyday life. With a commitment to working with students and the UT community at large, INGZ offers unique opportunities for audiences to experience and interact with innovative performances related to music and identity constructs such as race, gender, and sexuality.